Wednesday, February 18, 2009

owl swap

I am really into the current owl craze, so I am really happy to have participated in Apryl's Owl Swap at Meridian Ariel. My sweet and crafty partner Nikki at Whimsy Love sent me a lovely package: Nikki sent me some plush owlies that can be found in her etsy shop, a cookie jar mix with an owl tag, an owl pin, a felt owl pencil topper, and tons of beautiful ephemera.
This was some of the ephemera that I picked out that inspired me instantly:

... and here is all of the ephemera in a mini-mosaic:
Thank you so much Nikki!

This is what I put together for Nikki. (She did a super sweet post on what I sent her, but really, I want you to head over to her blog to check out this post on the heart-shaped pancakes she made for Valentine's breakfast.)
AnyWHOO (okay, I'll stop), here it is all wrapped up right before it headed to her house:
I altered a wooden drawer chest for her. I stuck some of her package goodies in the drawers. (Like her owlie tags, vintage flashcards, Resse's chocolate hearts, sour smartees, colorful buttons, and the funky plush owl I made):In her package, I also included a journal I made for her, some coin roll tags, an owl acrylic stamp set, some vintage trims with an owlie charm, and a mug from Target. Here is the entire package together:
Sign me up for next year's owl swap!

See more coin roll tags here.
See more artistic kits here.


  1. Oh Jessica, so sorry to hear that you have the cold and flu.
    Sending get well wishes that you will be feeling better.

    Your Owl swap is wonderful and love both the gifts you swapped.

    Take care and get better


  2. I hope you get feeling better! Thanks for sharing those darling owl swap goodies!

  3. I'm glad you liked your stuff!! I love the owlie mosaic you did at the end of your post! And yay--I'm glad you got a pic of the swap stuff you gave me all wrapped up in the pretty heart paper. I didn't quite have patience enough to snap a photo like that. I was too eager to unwrap it all! Thanks for all the owlie swappie fun!!!!!

  4. Those are some really cute owls you sent and received. I paricularly love the plushy in the button print fabric.Also love the 3 drawer chest you altered.
    Hope that you feel better soon.

  5. Wow -- I am jealous. Look at all the goodies you've received!!!

    (Sorry about not getting back to you about the recipe for risotto. I am really modest -embarrassed- about my amateur cooking... Hope you'll understand!)

  6. Oh , Jessica, isn't Febuary just awful? Hope you feel better soon. Just think how sad it would be without our crafts and swaps!

    Love the altered chest! ♥

  7. Adorable Owls! We have all had the crud to some degree around here too, about 4 days apart, blech!
    Have fun this weekend playing with all your new stuff!
    (Vicks Puffs Rock)

  8. So cute! We just all got over the crud, thank heavens! Your blog is adorable!

  9. Jessica- I am so sorry that you are sick, but what a lovely package to put a smile on your face!! I love everything you received and everything that you gave! WOW! I think I am falling in love with little owls- wowza! Lori

  10. i am almost in tears over missing this owl swap;) these items are just wonderful! funny - i just posted photos of my favorite thrift store owls today. stop over and take a peek!

  11. I love this owlie love! I too adore Nikki's adorable craftiness. That's how I found you!

    I just hosted my second ogling owlie swap on Swap-bot. Everyone loves wee owly creations. ^__^